All About Arepas

Venezuelan and Colombia corncakes

Arepas are a staple food in both Venezuela and Colombia. They are corn cakes, made from a special precooked corn flour called masarepa (one of the most common brands of masarepa is called harina P.A.N., so some recipes simply call for that). These simple, satisfying corn cakes are delicious with butter or cream cheese for breakfast, or as an accompaniment to any meal. Arepas can also be split sandwich-style and filled with various fillings. There are many clever names for the most popular arepa...MORE sandwich combinations.